Sat.May 25, 2019 - Fri.May 31, 2019

Sharp Elbows Among Seed VCs

View from Seed

Many of us in the seed stage ecosystem have noticed a shift in the way seed rounds are coming together. Historically, seed rounds were syndicated among several different firms.

7 Keys To Exponential Growth Driven By The Whole Team

Startup Professionals Musings

Many startups and entrepreneurs I advise still default to growing their business via the traditional top-down, order-taking culture. I’m convinced that you can’t stay competitive that way with today’s customers, and today’s employees.

Building a Startup Culture that Encourages Wellness


Starting a business can be a professionally and financially rewarding experience. For founders and early-stage employees, however, it can also be a stress-filled and anxiety-ridden experience.

Holograms Are Open For Business

Feld Thoughts

In February 2017 I met Shawn Frayne, one of the founders of Looking Glass Factory , a Brooklyn-based company with ambitions to make holographic interfaces a reality.

The Evolution of Entrepreneurial Education and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

I was interviewed by Philip Bouchard , Executive Director of TrustedPeer Entrepreneurship Advisory , about how entrepreneurship education has changed, mission-driven entrepreneurship, and what we’ve learned about corporate innovation. Worth a read.

10 Change Recommendations To Meet Business Pressures

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business professional needs to stay cool under pressure, to be a top performer, and for the sake of their own health. Yet everyone has a melting point – a critical threshold where pressure causes them to respond irrationally.

[Interview] Mark C. Perna, Founder And CEO Of TFS, Cleveland, Ohio


Mark C. Perna heads a strategic consulting firm dedicated to making a difference in education and workforce development. He is a dynamic and motivational speaker, and a recognized voice in student engagement and success.

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The Majesty of Elmo

Grasshopper Herder

The Kromatic team has found a delightful and innovative way to make meetings more efficient. The post The Majesty of Elmo appeared first on Lean Startup Miscellaneous Teamwork & Leadership Continuous Improvement Productivity Startup Tool teams

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10 Activities That Will Tag You As A Business Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my years of experience as a new business advisor, I always find leadership to be more important to business success than any new technology or innovative solution. The challenge is to adequately define leadership in terms of everyday activities.

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3 Ways To Boost Ecommerce Sales Fast


Ecommerce sales are greatly impacted by the overall strategic goals of the marketing initiative. When marketing leaders plan for enhancing ecommerce sales, they need to outline the scope of the campaign. There are many strategic channels that can provide fast results to ecommerce managers.

Wartime CEO

Feld Thoughts

I read Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing About Hard Things last weekend. This is the third time I’ve read it. It gets better each time. If you are a CEO and you haven’t read it, buy it right now and read it next weekend. There are endless gems in the book, many of them from Ben’s own experience. My favorite of all time, that stays with me through all the work I do, is his distinction between “peace time” and “war time.”

Friday Fun-ism: Defying Gravity

View from Seed

As you might suspect, we talk a lot about entrepreneurs around the NextView offices, which bring us to this week’s installment of our Friday Fun-ism series.

Why Amazon Is the Undisputed E-Commerce Growth Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone wants to grow and innovate like Amazon these days. From meager beginnings selling books online back in 1994, Amazon is currently the largest e-commerce retailer and cloud computing platform in the world, and now dominates even the giant Walmart.

5 Mistakes New College Grads Make As They Enter Entrepreneurship


by Christopher Grey, co-founder and COO of CapLinked. It’s that time of year again. Thousands of qualified college graduates are getting set to enter the workforce. They were promised that their hard work and diligence will earn them an attractive job and a high chance of success.

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Board Meeting Slide: What Are We Trying To Get Out of This Section

Feld Thoughts

I was at a board meeting last week that introduced something new into the mix that I thought was brilliant. At the beginning of each section of the board meeting, there was one slide that was titled: “What Are We Trying To Get Out of This Section.” ” Before we started into a section, whoever was leading it walked everybody in the room specifically through what she was expecting to get out of the section. I think we did this five times over a 3.5 hour board meeting.

Here’s SendGrid’s seed round pitch deck

David Cohen

In 2009, coming out of Techstars , SendGrid set out to raise a seed round. The original target was $300,000. They ended up raising $750,000 in that round. Eight years later, they went public at around a $1B valuation. Shortly thereafter, Twilio acquired SendGrid for $2B.

5 Team Dynamics That Raise Real Barriers To Progress

Startup Professionals Musings

Managing and motivating a team in a startup is more than just using the right interpersonal skills. It’s more than providing recognition, tangible incentives, and clear work goals.

5 Tips On Starting A Small Business When Fresh Out Of College


If your commencement date is coming up, your future is probably the first thing on your mind. Many recent grads have their elevator speech memorized for every time they need to answer the question, “what’s next?”.

4 Industries Experiencing the Most ROI from Digital Marketing

The Startup Magazine

The days of print ads and radio commercials are quickly getting left behind as digital marketing continues to take over. Thanks to the proliferation of the internet, it is now easier than ever to reach a global audience as well as specifically target to large numbers of individuals.

How Technology Will Disrupt Your Business – Now And In The Future

YFS Magazine

Technology is disrupting society in ways that seemed inconceivable a decade ago. Here's a look at a few key trends that will impact the way we do business. Grow Technology artificial intelligence machine learning robotics technology technology trends

Are You Ready to Run Your Own Gym or Fitness Center?

Up and Running

Like exercise itself, running a gym or fitness center requires physical, mental, and emotional stamina. There’s no question that entrepreneurship in this competitive industry can be daunting. It might even seem downright impossible at times.

Financial Planning And The Benefits It Brings To Your Business


Financial planning refers to the process of framing financial policies, estimating the required capital, and determining competition. It has something to do with investment management, administration of funds, and resources procurement of an enterprise. But what does it do to your business?

Entrepreneur Runs Coding Academy To Help Students Gain Real-world Software Development Skills


Marcelo Ricigliano is the co-founder of 4Geeks Academy , a Miami based coding academy with campuses in USA, Chile and Venezuela. 4Geeks Academy students gain real-world software development skills that traditional education left behind but are required to meet the demands of our digital economy.

Marketing Services Decision: Full Service vs Specialist Agency

The Startup Magazine

When marketing professionals decide they want to go it alone, and create an agency, they have quite a number of decisions to make. One of the biggest is whether to set themselves as a full service generalist marketing agency or specialise in a particular marketing channel or medium.

Pay Attention: Success Leaves Clues

YFS Magazine

It is better to study and emulate the behavior of successful people, instead of merely listening to what they have to say. Lead leadership personal development success

Why Successful Product Management Involves More Than Spectacular Specs


by Will Koffel , head of the Google Cloud Startup Program in the Americas. In 2013, I left a CTO job overseeing a 50-person product engineering team for the same job at a four-person startup.

8 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Break Through The Noise With Their Business


How do you gain the attention of your preferred audience in an era of stiff competition? The truth is, both new and existing business struggle to create a sustained buzz around their business.

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Tips to Help You Plan Your Small Business Events with Ease

The Startup Magazine

Studies have shown that business events, both large and small, have one of the key roles in the growth and expansion of the Australian economy and with very good reasons.

You don’t have to wait to become Richard Branson or Elon Musk to make a difference

VC Cafe

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” Margaret Mead Today I was delighted to speak at. This is a content summary only. Click on the post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the website and more! Uncategorized Room to read social impact Techbikers


There’s Plenty Of Risk In A Startup: Insurance Can Help Limit Liability


by Gary A. Barrera, partner with law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP. Starting and running a successful and profitable business is the dream of every entrepreneur. It requires vital steps, such as development of a business plan, market research and working capital.

Build An App With Low Code Development Tools – No Coding Skills Required

YFS Magazine

In an effort to make app development easier and accessible to everyday business users, more businesses will turn to low-code development platforms. Grow Technology app development low-code app development mobile apps technology

How to Find the Perfect Film Production Crew for Your Project

The Startup Magazine

Whether you’re trying to release your first short film, need a corporate video, or a few explainer videos, finding the right company for your project is key if you want your vision to come to life and get the results you need.

Cannabis Business Payment and Cash Management Options

Up and Running

The majority of businesses today obtain most of their earnings through electronic payment transactions. Most modern businesses would fail if they operated on a “cash-only” basis. The cannabis industry is no exception.

5 Things To Consider Before Starting A Mobile App-Based Startup


by Colin Simpson, project manager at BlueKite Apps. We live in an era where mobile apps have become essential for us.

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Don’t Say ‘I Do’ To A Business Partner Before Reading This

YFS Magazine

As an entrepreneur, you may consider getting a business partner or co-founder. Here's an inside look at the advantages and disadvantages of partnerships. Lead business partners leadership partnerships strategic partnerships

Startup Update: Hospitality Loyalty Platform Getting Results

The Startup Magazine

We talked to the founders of Embargo a while ago and wanted to catch-up to see how the platform has developed.

Importance of Application Software


In tech-savvy times, applications have become a daily part of our lives, from music to data we take help of applications for almost everything we do for example shopping, music, traveling, food and even business.